Video: 'Stuck' plane passengers get revenge at Dallas Airport
In what is being billed as 'the ultimate air traveller revenge video', stranded passengers run amok in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport - stealing beer from the bar and racing each other in wheelchairs - to entertain themselves after their flight was cancelled.
Photographer Joe Ayala and friend Larry Chen can be seen taking their frustrations out on an airport computer keyboard and throwing wet tissue bombs at each other in the toilet, in their video called 'Stuck'.
The automotive photographers told jalopnik.com they jump from city to city filming viral car videos and happened to have around $US30,000 worth of video equipment with them at the airport.
Larry Chen said: 'What do I usually do when I pass the time when I'm bored? I usually shoot skits. I have all this camera gear so I thought "why don't we shoot one here?"'
The clip has become a YouTube sensation, but some critics are suggesting it's too good to be true.
Some have labelled the film a fake with one person calling it a 'viral ad for Canon' on a YouTube post. Others questioned why one of the busiest airports in the US looked relatively deserted in the film and the level of security.
Larry Chen said there were security guards on the scene, but they realised the photographers weren't a threat and moved on. He said: 'We talked with one of the reps from the DFW airport and he was really cool about it.'
'He told us that he used to shoot films or something and he appreciated some of the shots we did. And he showed it to the CEO of the Airport and he really liked it,' Joe Ayala added.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport spokesman, David Magaña, told CNN that although it appears they didn't have any security around them, they were being watched. 'It's important to note that security agents observed the two filmmakers at several points during the making of the video. Because the filmmakers were presenting no threat to themselves, to others or to flight safety, and were causing no damage, there was no imperative to curtail their activities,' Magaña said in a statement.
He added that the two filmmakers will not face any charges.